Indiana Municipal Power Agency and Crawfordsville Electric Light and Power celebrate new 3 MW solar park

Published on 9/21/2015


Crawfordsville, IN – A new era of solar power was ushered in on Monday in Crawfordsville, where representatives from the community, Crawfordsville Electric Light and Power, and the Indiana Municipal Power Agency were on hand to celebrate the addition of a 3 megawatt (MW) solar park to the community.  The IMPA Crawfordsville Solar Park, owned and operated by IMPA, is the third such park that the Agency has brought online in the state of Indiana this year.
     “IMPA began our solar park program last year to further diversity our power supply and bring the benefits of renewable energy to our communities,” said Raj Rao, President and CEO of IMPA. “The addition of more solar parks not only provides an educational impact to IMPA’s member communities throughout the state, but serves to bolster our already diverse portfolio, reinforcing our goal to provide municipally-owned utilities with a power supply that is low-cost, reliable and environmentally responsible.”
     “This is a good day for our community,” commented Phil Goode, Manager of Crawfordsville Electric Light and Power and Vice-Chairman of the IMPA Board of Commissioners.  “We are putting renewable energy on the grid in Crawfordsville at a very affordable cost.”
     The IMPA Crawfordsville Solar Park is one of IMPA’s largest solar parks to date, tied at 3 MW with its solar facility in Peru, Indiana.  To date, IMPA has constructed six solar parks totaling 10 MW throughout the state, with plans to complete three more parks before the end of 2015.  Currently, the Agency has solar parks in the Indiana communities of Frankton, Rensselaer, Richmond, Peru, Tell City and Crawfordsville.  IMPA hopes to develop a solar park in each of the 60 communities it serves with wholesale electric power.      
     “IMPA appreciates the confidence placed in us by Crawfordsville and the other communities we serve with wholesale electric power in adding this renewable energy source to our generation portfolio,” said Rao.
The Indiana Municipal Power Agency is the not-for-profit wholesale power provider to 59 cities and towns across Indiana and one Ohio community who own and operate the municipal electric distribution systems in their communities. IMPA member communities deliver electric service to approximately 330,000 individuals throughout the state.  For more information, visit

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